96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento
Mix 96 wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy for free! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area.
November 27-December 31, 2013
Thursdays-Sundays 6:15pm & 7:45pm
Opening Night (11/27) 6pm
Christmas Eve (12/24) 6:15pm
New Year’s Eve (12/31) 7pm & 8:30pm
*No performance Thurs 11/28
Experience the holiday magic of Old Sacramento’s 5th Annual Theatre of Lights! The free outdoor performances artfully mix the historic charm of Old Sacramento with state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology to create a memorable and visually-exciting holiday experience for all visitors.
With new storytelling elements incorporated this year, Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights blends a symphony of lights, sounds, and visual effects that transport the audience back in time with a reading of the famous poem The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. The narrated reading of the powerful and nostalgic poem is brought to life through theatrical elements and visually-exciting lighting choreography that takes place on the balconies and rooftops of Old Sacramento’s historic buildings.
Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608
1st Thursdays, November 7-December 5
Carmichael Recreation and Park District invites you to go to the park, enjoy great music while you recreate with friends, and eat from delicious food trucks like Krush Burger and Drewski’s!
Sacramento Turn Verein, 3349 J St., Sacramento, CA 95816
Friday, December 6
*Parade starts at 7pm
Join the fun and spend the first half of the evening making laterns with your friends! Once you’ve made your custom designed lantern, parade around the neighborhood with music and singing!
Participants can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate after all their hard work!
California State Capitol Museum, 10th & L Streets, Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814
Saturday, December 7th
Sacramento Valley Concert Choir (SVCC) is honored to be invited once again to participate in the holiday festivities held in the incomparable Capitol Rotunda. Enjoy the resounding music from the main floor or from the balcony above. Either way, the sound is out of this world! Almost an hour-long repertoire of both traditional and unique favorites, ranging from sentimental to humorous, sung in four-part harmony to keyboard accompaniment.
SVCC, a not-for-profit community choir, has sung as a community service for more than 40 years.
Sacramento Downtown Plaza- 547 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Sunday, December 8th
Come join the 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Competition by submitting a themed gingerbread house in a competition for prizes! Entries must be edible, in the shape of a house, or representing where homeless people make a home in honor of the Sacramento Self Help Housing organization (past examples include a hotel, a freeway overpass, camp grounds, ect.). Originality is encouraged!
Entry must be firmly mounted to a rigid base no larger than 20″ X 20″ (1/4″ plywood base strongly recommended). The location for submission of entries is a storefront within the Downtown Plaza Mall at a location to be determined as the deadline approaches. Prizes will go to the winners in several categories based on age and expertise.
A benefit for Sacramento Self Help Housing, a non-profit organization that assists low income individuals and families who are homeless, in crisis, or who have special needs, to find stable, affordable housing.
Crest Theatre- 1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Tuesday, December 10th
Time: 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
KVIE Public Television and the Crest Theatre proudly present the first hour of Downton Abbey Season 4 before its American television premiere. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. An assortment of tea, coffee, chocolates, confections, and a beer and wine bar will be open for purchases at the event.
As an historical drama, authenticity meets glamour in Downton Abbey’s period wardrobe; from Edwardian in Season 1, to Roaring Twenties in Season 3. If the fashions inspire you, come to the party in a period costume and enter the costume contest! There will also be trivia, prizes, and more!